Truly Terrifying Tales from our Techs!
It’s Halloween time again and that means it’s time for another round of Halloween Horror Stories from our techs in the field. Water Heaters Only, Inc. has been in business since 1968, so we have seen just about every type of water heater situation there is, but sometimes even we get a little spooked by what we find when we check out a water heater. Here are just a few of the creepy and sometimes downright scary water heaters we have seen in the last year:
File these under: “I think we found the problem!”
So there you have it. Just another small sample of the truly terrifying situations our technicians have to deal with from time to time. We hope you have enjoyed this edition of Halloween Horror Stories, but before we go, we would like to remind you that Halloween is not only the time for spooks and frights, it is also the time when the air turns cold and so does the ground water feeding your water heater. This can lead to water heater issues, especially if your water heater is old or if it is already struggling due to the amount of sediment that has collected in it. Basically, when the water coming into your water heater gets colder, the water heater has to work harder to bring the water up to temperature. Here are a few winter water heater tips to help with this situation:
- Turn up your thermostat a few degrees. If you do that, make sure you check the temperature at a faucet to make sure it isn’t so hot that someone may get scalded. Also, never turn it up past 140 degrees F.
- Make sure that the hot and cold pipes attached to your water heater are insulated. You should also consider having any pipes that are under the house to be insulated as well.
- If you haven’t done so recently, you may consider flushing your water heater to remove the sediment that can accumulate in the water heater. If there is too much sediment, the water heater will have to work harder to heat the water and there will not be as much room in the water heater for the hot water, potentially leaving you at risk of running out of hot water sooner than expected.
- If your water heater is located in the garage or in an outside shed or closet, check that there aren’t any drafts that could make the ambient air colder than it has to be.
If you have questions about any of these recommendations, please feel free to call us 1-866-946-7842 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to talk to one of our water heater experts. They can answer any questions you may have or even set up an appointment for one of our technicians to come out and inspect your water heater for you. Until next year, Happy Halloween!